Teaching Assistantships award a stipend for the academic year plus a tuition, a fee waiver and a subsidized medical plan. Teaching assistants will be expected to perform specific teaching and grading duties. Normally this will not exceed teaching 6 credit hours per semester or the academic equivalent. Awards are based on academic credentials submitted with the Graduate School application. Research Assistantships are sometimes available as well.
Teaching assistantships (TA-ships) are also subject to the following guidelines
- TA-ship support for Ph.D. students is normally approved for 8 semesters subject to normal degree progress. To get TA-ship support beyond this period requires special semester-by-semester approval by the Graduate Committee.
- Students being supported by a TA-ship are expected to enroll in at least 6 credits of approved graduate coursework per semester. The courses Grad 701 and Math 899 do not count toward this 6-credit requirement.
All graduate students holding an assistantship are considered Nevada residents for tuition purposes. Non-resident tuition is only waived for the duration of the assistantship. To be eligible for an assistantship, students must be admitted to a degree-granting program and be in good academic standing. The student must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and must be continuously enrolled in at least 6 graduate-level credits (600-700 level courses) throughout the duration of the assistantship.
State-funded assistantships (GTA/GRA) may be held for a maximum of five (5) years for doctoral degree students.
Information on graduate assistantships can be found on the Graduate School’s website at these links: